2018 NAMI National Convention

The 2018 NAMI National Convention is one of the largest community gatherings of mental health advocates in the United States.

 

Each year, our convention connects and inspires people looking for resources, research, support services and recovery strategies. Join this diverse, action-driven group of individuals experiencing mental health conditions, family members and caregivers, policymakers, educators, researchers, clinicians, providers, exhibitors, sponsors and press this year in New Orleans from June 27–30.

 

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Screening to Survivorship: A New Look at Lung Cancer

Screening to Survivorship:  A New Look at Lung Cancer

Date:  November 10, 2017

Location:  Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place 

Course Description:  This conference is designed for all health care team members and others who have an interest in optimal care for people undergoing the journey of lung cancer. Information will be provided about the scope of lung cancer in West Virginia and efforts to address needs of people diagnosed with this disease locally and throughout the world. Attendees will learn about current medical and surgical treatments for early‐stage lung disease, as well as the potential physical and psychological impacts of treatment. Information will also be provided about screening and risk factor reduction, particularly related to tobacco use. Speakers will describe two different models of care for lung cancer survivors, incorporating skilled service provision by a variety of health professionals. Finally, attendees will have a chance to develop a survivorship care plan that addresses the needs of a representative patient case through interactive problem‐solving and discussion. At the end of this conference, attendees will have a greater appreciation for the unique needs of persons with lung cancer across the continuum of care and how to begin to address these needs within their own work settings and disciplines.

 

Link to Register:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/lungcancerregistration

 

Online Brochure:  http://www.ce.wvu.edu/media/13390/111017-survivorship.pdf

 

 

November 1 – December 15 Open Enrollment for a 2018 Health Insurance Plan.

November 1 – December 15 Open Enrollment for a 2018 Health Insurance Plan. The Health Insurance Marketplace is a way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. To enroll online visit: www.healthcare.gov. To enroll by phone call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 (TTY1-855-889-4325) for help in your language. To schedule a free, in-person visit with a trained assister call 304-598-5150.

Warm Hands Warm Hearts Outwear Drive for United Way

Please donate your new or gently worn children’s and adults’ winter hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, boots, and coats to be distributed throughout Monongalia and Preston Counties.

Collection Sites

The Dominion Post
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Clear Mountain Bank
Monday – Friday
Regular Lobby Hours
For more information, please contact Beth Elyard, FRN Manager, at 304-296-7525 or by email at frn@unitedwaympc.org.

Heart Walk

Heart Walk

10/21/2017

Event Location: Monongalia County Ballpark, Granville

The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute is serving as a sponsor of the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) annual Heart Walk, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Monongalia County Ballpark in Granville.

Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the opening ceremonies get underway at 9:45 a.m. The three-mile, non-competitive walk starts at 10:05 a.m.

The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute will bring the Mega Heart to the event and offer tours.

For more information, visit the AHA website

 

Celebrate Infant Mortality Awareness Month

On September 21st, several partners are collaborating to celebrate Infant Mortality Awareness Month and to provide an opportunity for the community to donate items (feminine hygiene products, diapers, wipes) locally and for hurricane victims.  See the attached flyer for further details.

 

Collaborating Partners:

WV Healthy Start/HAPI Project

WV Healthy Start Navigator Project

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic

WV Perinatal Partnership

Right From the Start Region 7

NOW Morgantown

 

If you are unable to attend the event, but would still like to make a donation to hurricane victims, below are a few reputable websites that are accepting donations for the Texas Diaper Bank:

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1YDABV4XT8UMO/ref=cm_sw_em_r_d_awwlg_KCMUzbJM9BTRB_wb

 

Www.texasdiaperbank.org

 

For victims of the Florida hurricane, the following is an option for donation:

 

http://www.miamidiaperbank.com/